- Enjoy seasonal produce directly from the farms that supply the market in a delectable four-course menu
- See first-hand how our guest chef transforms seasonal produce from the market into bold flavours to remember
- Meet the chef, makers and producers responsible for the meal as they talk you through the menu, the story of their produce and culinary culture.
- Share a feast with fellow foodies, friends and family in the heart of the buzzing Oranjezicht City Farm Market.
11h00 – 14h00 (2.5 – 3 hours)
- Saturday, 23 December 2017
Guest Chef – Lapo Magni
Chef Lapo Magni will be the first guest chef cooking for Eatsplorer’s series of long table feasts at the market, and with good reason: his food philosophy is perfectly aligned with that of Oranjezicht City Farm Market. Born and raised in Florence, his Italian heritage taught him to be appreciative of the fresh, wholesome produce that he grew up with, which is why he cooks with only local, seasonal ingredients that are sustainably sourced and ethically raised and slaughtered. His mother, a qualified chef, taught him all there is to know about regional Tuscan-Italian cuisine and cooking and, following in her culinary footsteps, he trained to become a chef. He went on to win the Italian version of MasterChef in 2013 and perfected his craft in restaurants across Italy and South Africa and hosts delicious long table dinner in his quirky home in Cape Town. His food philosophy not only makes the dishes he creates more delicious, but also honours his dedication to minimising food waste and keeping environmental stewardship a top priority.
Wine Pairing – Bartinney Wine Estate
The folks at Bartinney are as serious about producing top boutique wines as they are about championing biodiversity and sustainable farming on the estate perched on Botmaskop in Stellenbosch. So much so that they replaced all alien vegetation growing on the farm with indigenous flora like Cape fynbos. The boutique private cellar produces three main cultivars, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon that will be artfully paired with Lapo’s menu.
You know you’re supposed to look out for buzzwords like organic, free-range and sustainable when you’re out doing your food shopping, but do you ever sit and think how those baby heirloom carrots or beautiful orange-yolked eggs ended up on your plate? We decided it’s high time we all did, and what better way to engage than sitting down to an unforgettable, four-course feast right where all the magic happens? Eatsplorer’s new series of long-table experiences, in collaboration with Oranjezicht City Farm Market, will do just this: re-connect diners to the origins of their food, while championing the producers behind it.
“Good food, great times, no waste. We like it. What’s more, when you’re eating around a communal table, you are involved with your food and neighbouring diners. Serenaded by sweet soulful tunes from our favorite DJs and sipping on local wines, you’ll quickly settle into a fun, relaxing and delicious meal” says Oranjezicht City Farm Market founder Sheryl Ozinsky. “This meal is all about small, independent farmers, artisans and chefs, getting to know them and celebrating their talents.”
For the feasts, a long table will be set up right in the heart of the market and a rotating lineup of Cape Town’s most innovative chefs will be invited to create a delectable 4 course gourmet menu right where the action is every Saturday. When you’re seated, sipping wine and chatting to fellow diners, the participating chef will be cooking alongside you, using seasonal ingredients sourced from the market’s suppliers. “Although there are already plenty of incredible food stalls at the market, this will be the first time visitors can enjoy a gourmet menu cooked exclusively with the produce from many of the traders at the market”, says Sheryl.
The chef for the day will tell you all about the menu, as will the heroes behind the different ingredients starring in each dish. You’ll also hear from the distillers, brewers or winemakers behind your tipple of choice, naturally. And, if you’ve ever wondered what goes into curating and running the Oranjezicht City Farm Market, you’ll get to pick the brain of Sheryl when she pops in to say hi. Anyway you look at it, you’ll be in the best seat in the house, or should we say market!